Brighton & Hove Albion travel to Portman Road tonight looking for revenge after Ipswich did the double over them last season.
Albion were defeated 2-0 twice, both home and away by the Suffolk-based side last term and Ipswich also have the edge in the overall meetings.
In a fixture that has been played 64 times over the years, Ipswich have enjoyed 29 victories to Albion’s 22, while 13 draws have been shared.
After an uncertain start to the season, Albion won their third away game and moved up to ninth in the Second Division. It was the front two of Mike Small and John Byrne that won Brighton the game after some great forward link-up play between the two of them. Byrne gave the Seagulls the lead after just three minutes, and five minutes later his strike partner Small doubled their advantage. Small then made it three from the spot with twenty minutes remaining. Fifteen minutes from time Mike Stockwell pulled one back for Ipswich, but Albion ran out winners in the end. Saturday November 3 1990
Ipswich 1 Albion 3
Division Two (old)
Albion started the game bottom of the Championship table and in desperate need of a win at Portman Road. Gifton Noel-Williams gave Brighton the lead on the stroke of half time when he turned in the area before finishing from ten yards. Albion then doubled their lead 15 minutes from time when defender Joel Lynch stabbed the ball home from close range. Nicky Forster then set up a nervy finish when he pulled one back in the 90th minute, but Albion held on to win 2-1. Saturday April 15 2006
Ipswich 1 Albion 2
On New Years Day 2013, Albion got the year off to a flying start when they ran out 3-0 winners at Portman Road. Dean Hammond headed Albion into the lead from Andrea Orlandi’s corner in the 15th minute. Twenty minutes later, Craig Mackail-Smith doubled Brighton’s lead with his 11th goal of the season after a fine finish which went in off the post. Wayne Bridge then put the result beyond any doubt with a spectacular strike in the 67th minute. Tuesday January 1 2013
Ipswich 0 Albion 3
Here are three memorable matches from the archives: